Happy Easter! Christ is risen! Rejoice!
Flags of the LGBTQ+ community come together to make a colorful cross in this year’s Easter image from the Jesus in Love Blog at Q Spirit.
Can you identify all the flags in the cross?
Please leave comments naming the flags — like a queer Easter egg hunt. The answers are posted in the article “LGBTQ+ flags make a colorful cross of diversity and creativity.”
The LGBTQ+ Flag Cross sends a message that the body of Christ includes members of the LGBTQIA+ community: lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, queers, intersex people, allies and all. Logos for Q Spirit and Jesus in Love are part of the mix too. As the Bible says:
“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” — Romans 2:4-6
The LGBTQ+ community actually has many more flags than could we can fit onto this cross. Christ glows with the colors of all beings. These colors are embodied by the flags of the LGBTQ community and the world. Together we are the body of Christ.
May the Risen Rainbow Christ light up your life!
This glorious Easter image was created for Q Spirit / Jesus in Love by lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry and Andrew Murphy-Williams, a queer artist, writer and music maker based in Wales. Their Easter collaboration on artwork has become a beloved tradition, with previous images in 2012 , 2013, 2014 and 2016.
For the true meaning of Easter, check out The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision with art by Douglas Blanchard with commentary by Kittredge Cherry.
You are invited to give to my Easter offering to support my work at Jesus in Love for LGBT spirituality and the arts. Give now at my donate page.
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This post is part of the LGBTQ Calendar series by Kittredge Cherry. The series celebrates religious and spiritual holidays, events in LGBTQ history, holy days, feast days, festivals, anniversaries, liturgical seasons and other occasions of special interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people of faith and our allies.
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